How to Choose a Mediator
Though the mediation field is over 40 years old, it is still a relatively new profession. This is problematic for people looking for qualified help because there is no state-regulated certification or licensure. Anyone who takes a 40-hour training can call themselves a “certified mediator.”
Mediation requires a distinct set of skills. It requires someone who is equally at home with numbers and the human side of families and aging. It requires someone who can remain impartial while seeking a workable solution for everyone. It requires someone with in-depth knowledge about the range of issues surrounding aging who can point out options and opportunities. It requires someone with an in-depth knowledge of conflict and ways to achieve resolution.
David River, MBA, holds a rigorous national certification from the Academy of Family Mediators: Advanced Practitioner of Family Mediation. This certification requires hundreds of hours at the mediation table, extensive mentorship, peer review of agreements, annual continuing education, and adherence to ethical standards. In addition, David is a Certified Senior Advisor, which is a credentialed certification program that covers a broad range of aging issues and ensures continuing eduction.
With over 20 years in the mediation field, I work hard to meet your needs.